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Vehicle tracking systems are typically used in the public and private sector to track government or commercial vehicles, but they may also be used by private citizens. The technology involved is telematics or the transmission of information using a telecommunications network to a computerized system. This normally involves the use of wireless communication via electromagnetic waves or infrared communication. The information tracked is typically location, distance traveled, and fuel usage. Commercially, the purpose of tracking is to monitor the dispatch of vehicles in a fleet (e.g., bus companies, shuttle services, rental cars, utility company vehicles, delivery vehicles, field service companies, movers, taxis, farm equipment operators, construction delivery vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, emergency services vehicles), to surveil or monitor mobile employees, and to recover stolen vehicles. ...

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